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Entrepreneur and Councilmember
The wife of a combat veteran and a mother of three boys, Ami is from Middletown, Ohio a town of about 50,000 solidly set in the rust belt. After graduating from Middletown High School, she attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC and received a BA with a double major in Finance and International Business. She went on to work on Wall Street as an Investment Banking analyst at Bankers Trust. Heading west, Ami spent 10 years working with some of Hollywood’s brightest minds in shepherding film and TV projects through the creative process, beginning as an assistant at CAA and becoming a VP of two production companies. In 2008, Ami returned to Washington DC and ran marketing for Rock the Vote, focusing on the engagement of young people in the voting process. After the election, she started her own branding and strategic communications firm, Vitori Trend which focused on helping clients tell their authentic story to help propel their mission forward.
In 2015, after the birth of her third son, Ami and her family returned to her hometown. She brought her skills from 25 years living in metropolitan areas to redevelop real estate and bring new, dynamic businesses to a revitalizing downtown. Starting with Torchlight Pass, she successfully turned an underused building into a thriving destination with five new businesses in just one year. She conceptualized, designed, opened and now operates Haven Yoga Studio, Gracie’s restaurant, and Indigo Pass, a boutique hotel. Recognizing that revitalization is a collaborative process, she has been involved in various areas of Middletown’s growth, including the Strategic Core Team for Middletown City Schools, St. John XXIII Catholic School Board Member, Community Building Institute Board Member, President of Middletown Visitors Bureau, and finally, was elected to City Council in 2017.
Since taking office, Ami has fought for multiple pieces of legislation from addressing vacant property, designating a historic district to ignite development of a blighted neighborhood, rezoning properties to allow for additional competition in the healthcare space, keeping our safety leadership strong by protecting internal promotion requirements, funding free WiFi and the beginning of Smart Cities, and more to improve the quality of life for the residents and families of Middletown.
Ami will share her game-changing story from 1:05 – 1:25 p.m.
- Game Changers, Round I: Inspiring Stories and Ah-Ha Moments
Friday, November 22, 2019 1:00 pm Convention Center, Room 304A